Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
We are disappointed to announce that the Highland Rotary Club’s Hudson Valley Ribfest will not be held in August. With vendors facing escalating costs for food, supplies, and fuel, and many struggling with staffing levels, the challenges to providing a family-friendly, affordable event were too significant to overcome.
The Ribfest is not only an important fundraiser to support the Club’s many service initiatives, but it was also envisioned as a community-centered event that brought guests together for goodwill and friendship, which is a tenet of Rotary International’s mission and philosophy.
We are currently exploring other options and will share details once decisions have been made. We will be in contact with our generous sponsors shortly. We want to thank everyone who has supported the Ribfest over the many years.